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Ellen Cleghorne on Saturday Night Live’s race problem and her trailblazing past.
“Performance studies taught me to look at something and see one thing in everything,” Cleghorne says. “That gives you an opportunity, as there’s a never-ending amount of things you can write about, or write a sketch about. We’re all in resistance to something, and that’s what comedy is.”
comedy  writing  television  presence  academia  education  creativity 
5 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Should Art Be a Battleground for Social Justice? - The New York Times
It was called “The Cosby Show,” but it was never really only his (there are lots of unpaid actors and crew members who can attest to that). Those 6,000 or so hours belong as much to the culture and country as they ever did to him. He canceled himself. He was never the show’s legacy. That was always going to be us.
television  reputation  comedy  fiction  acting  social  art  justice  culture  music 
october 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Comedian Jon Stewart takes the hot seat with Bill O'Reilly -
"Here's what I don't understand: You're the top-rated show on the top-rated network," Stewart said as he settled in across the table from O'Reilly. "I like Staples as much as the next guy. But can a brother get a soft chair?"

"No," the host responded sternly. "You're lucky you're not hanging from your thumbs."
media  television  cable  comedy  politics 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Under God: Jon Stewart, Daily Prophet? - David Waters
"Because we're in the public eye, maybe people project onto us their desires for that type of activism coming from us, but just knowing the process here as I do, our show is maybe the antithesis of activism, and that is a relatively selfish pursuit. The targets we choose, the way we go about it -- it's got more of a personal venting aspect than a socially conscious aspect."
religion  spirituality  comedy  humor  activism  television  public  judaism  christianity 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Wired News - AP News -- Craigslist Founder: Be More Like Colbert
"Newspapers have for too long taken ourselves too seriously - We need to take a lesson from the Stewarts and the Colberts. We could use some humor."
newspapers  media  journalism  community  humor  comedy  television 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Three Headed Monster -
"In one sketch, one of my characters mentions that I got raped by a dinosaur, but you can't say that on MTV, so they came back with a more acceptable list, things like, 'I got sodomized by a dinosaur,' which sounds so much worse."
comedy  writing  fiction  creativity  television 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
PopMatters: Walking Away From It All: The New Great American Fantasy
"So how could McGruder give up the strip, and voluntarily relinquish some of the spotlight we’re all supposed to want? Didn’t he get the memo? Well, maybe he did. But maybe it was the same memo Dave Chappelle got."
aesthetics  identity  television  humor  comedy  fiction  newspapers  sustainable  creativity  work  jobs  copyright 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: "The real king of comedy"
"Why should manslaughter be the least form of homicide? It's the slaughter of a man. They should call it involuntary snuffing out or something." "Perhaps they could call it 'I can't believe it's not murder.'"
comedy  seinfeld  television 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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